Metal Clay Resources, Tutorials, How to Guides and Information
On the pages in this section you'll find a huge amount of resources for working with metal clay.
If you're a complete beginner with metal clay, visit our Metal Clay for Beginners page for some initial help and advice.
Want to make your own metal clay? Here's some information that might help you to become a metal clay pioneer!
Safe working - make sure you're aware of how to work safely with metal clay by visiting this page.
In the Video Tutorials area, you'll find links to some of the best metal clay video tutorials on the Internet. We've looked at them all and weeded out the not-so-good so you don't have to!
If video's not your thing, how about the Downloads section? Here you'll find some great pdf's with step by step instructions on a variety of topics including how to work with PMC and Art Clay.
The Web Page Tutorials section has links to some great web-based metal clay tutorials for you to print or follow on-screen.
The organisations page lists metal clay guilds and societies as well as general jewelry related organisations. Most of these have free websites you can browse and information about how to join the organisation.
The Metal Clay Forums page provides links to the various groups and forums offering support, advice and a sense of community in the metal clay world. We've also included some helpful advice on how to join these groups - especially for those of you who are new to web forums.
The Local Groups page lists groups that meet to discuss metal clay related topics. Some are local chapters of the Art Clay or Precious Metal Clay guilds and others are just groups of individuals who love metal clay and want to meet with like minded people.
The Books section contains some of our favourite books on the subject of metal clay and more. We'd love to hear from you about these books too. If you've found a book that you think is really good, let us know by using our contact form.
Magazines about metal clay or jewelry making are listed on the Magazines page. Most have websites where you can see their tutorials and subscribe to the magazine.
If you're looking for metal clay information that comes to you, check the newsletters section. Here you'll find newsletters about metal clay that provide good tips and hints on a regular basis.
And the Blogs section has links to the best blogs on the web. These blogs are well constructed, regularly updated and contain valuable information for anyone interested in metal clay.
Throughout late 2008 and early 2009, the Metal Clay Academy Advisory Board have been discussing and compiling a number of resources and guides for metal clay teachers. The well-known and respected teachers on the Board have a wealth of knowledge and experience about teaching a number of subjects including metal clay. Their combined expertise has been used to create the resources in the teaching section.
If there are any other resources you'd like to see added to this section, let us know!